Dylan Barrett chose the Elephant (often not in the room) of family succession planning in the primary sector for his Kellogg industry applied project. It was driven in part by his own personal experiences when the untimely death of his father in 2012 prompted him to leave his valuation job in Brisbane and move back across the Tasman.

As the oldest of three children, he admits he felt compelled to take a leading role in the family to ensure its assets were retained and, more importantly, to ensure he was there to provide support to his mother and two younger siblings.

Dylan’s research has blended his personal experiences with key processes and initiatives that successful New Zealand family businesses have implemented to ensure their sustainable success across generations. The practical learnings and insights are captured in his Kellogg report which is available to you here. If you’d like to contact Dylan to discuss any aspects, he can be reached at [email protected].